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Behavioural Economics of Climate Change

New Empirical Perspectives

  • Vladimir Udalov

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Climate Studies book series (BRIEFSCLIMATE)

About this book

Introduction

This book investigates various kinds of climate change mitigation behaviour, which range from a general support of environmental policy to concrete energy-saving activities, in selected countries. Drawing on extensive national and international survey data, the analysis has the following main objectives: to identify potential determinants of individuals’ renewable energy support, and to analyse the impact of experiences with natural disasters on individuals’ choice between economic growth and environmental protection. Moreover, it examines the role of environmental motivations behind direct daily energy-saving behaviour.
The empirical results reveal that various types of climate change mitigation behaviour are not only driven by a mixture of environmental and non-environmental/economic motivations but also depend on external circumstances such as natural disasters. Since CO2 emission dynamics stem to some extent from the choices people make every day in their roles as consumers, investors and citizens, the new findings presented are also valuable from a policy perspective. 

Keywords

Environmental Behaviour Natural Disasters Survey Data Energy Saving Behaviour Environmental Preferences World Values Survey Cross-Sectional Data Climate Change Mitigation

Authors and affiliations

  • Vladimir Udalov
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Business and EconomicsUniversity of WuppertalWuppertalGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-03532-7
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-03531-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-03532-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2213-784X
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-7858
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